The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
by Matt Furie
Published by McSweeney's
54p, full color, hardcover, 10.25"x6.25"
Where's Matt Furie been lately? Apparently he's been squirreled up drawing a truly stunning and mind-bending wordless children's book for McSweeney's, and I couldn't be more excited about the fruits of his labors. Night Riders is truly awesome - cool animal-monsters staying up all night on a journey through a glowing nocturnal world, rendered in some ultralush colored pencil jewel hues. I love the chillpill laffs of Boy's Club aplenty - however this is a different trip altogether: magic and riches with perfect delivery. A great kid's book, and a great graphic novel to boot. -EF